University, Med School receive $16M INBRE renewal

University, Med School receive $16M INBRE renewal

The National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno $16 million renewing the NV INBRE project housed in the University of Nevada School of Medicine under the direction of Dr. James Kenyon in the Department of Physiology & Cell Biology.

The project began in 2005 with the goals of increasing biomedical research infrastructure in Nevada and establishing a network linking Nevada’s biomedical research (the University of Nevada Reno, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and the Nevada Cancer Institute) and educational institutions (Truckee Meadows Community College, College of Southern Nevada). During the first five years of the project, the NV INBRE supported biomedical researchers and established a series of statewide research service cores in bioinformatics, proteomics cytometry, confocal imaging, histology, and live animal imaging. In addition, the INBRE established and developed a Biomedical Students Pipeline program that mentors under-represented students enrolled in Nevada community colleges.

With the renewal funding through May 2015, the NV INBRE will further develop the research base and capacity at the biomedical research institutions with targeted hires of new researchers and by providing research and mentoring support to faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. In addition, this component of the NV INBRE will be expanded to include translational research and community engagement projects. The NV INBRE will enhance the Biomedical Students Pipeline by increasing mentoring and research programs for undergraduate students and adding programs at Nevada State College and Great Basin College. The NV INBRE will also begin an important new collaboration with the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center that will provide training in clinical and translational research for medical students, medical residents, and faculty at NV biomedical research institutions.

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